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Do You Have a 2-Body Problem? Yes, You Do [Poll Results]

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Physics students learn about the so-called two-body problem early in their training, a classical mechanics scenario that can be used to describe the motion of binary stars or a planet orbiting a star. But any romantic couple knows that they too must solve this problem, at least metaphorically, when it comes to deciding between partner [...]

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PsySociety

Knowledge, Knowledge Everywhere: Do Social Networks Spread or Drown Health & Science News?

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We live in an age of constant data. Between television, the Internet, and  our “real-life” social circles, society has never before had as much access to health and science news as we now enjoy — and it has never been so easy for anyone to access an entire encyclopedia of information about any health or [...]

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PsySociety

Rest In Peace, Nalini Ambady.

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Yesterday, the field of Social Psychology lost a true pioneer. Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology at Stanford, passed away at the far-too-young age of 54 after a long battle with leukemia. She was the first Indian-American woman to teach psychology at Harvard, Tufts, and Stanford, and she is best known for her groundbreaking work on [...]

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PsySociety

Outside the Ivory Tower: Science Writing, Social Media, and Non-Painful Networking.

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On Friday, I was invited by a friend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to give a talk to an undergraduate colloquium about Science Writing/Blogging and how students might be able to pursue it as a potential career path. As part of the talk, I was asked to share details about my personal experience (how [...]

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PsySociety

Psychology’s brilliant, beautiful, scientific messiness.

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Today, sitting down to my Twitter feed, I saw a new link to Dr. Alex Berezow’s old piece on why psychology cannot call itself a science. The piece itself is over a year old, but seeing it linked again today brought up old, angry feelings that I never had the chance to publicly address when [...]

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PsySociety

Bring Cognitive Science To The Streets!

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How much would you love something that could manage to combine psychology, bright colors, social justice, and a cute, wordplay1 name? Enter: The Think Tank. Brain child of Tyler Alterman, the Think Tank is a “mobile cognitive science lab and education station” that will drive around to schools and museums across the country, focusing on [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

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I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow. In the past I’ve included dog food as a part of their regular diet to get protein in the diet. Then I would offer fresh [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Weekend To Do: Apply for paid Summer Research Programs in STEM

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Lately, I’ve been posting a lot of REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) on Facebook (Like my Fan Pages and get updates, too. Here and Here) and Twitter, and now I am going to put it all in one place so that it is easy to share.  REUs are opportunities for students to brighten up their [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: Dr. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits

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Welcome to the nineteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing…Dr. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits csdoctorsister chits represents the different facets of Dr. Marshall’s individual personality: she is a Doctor, and Sister, and knows her Computer Science.  [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash

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Welcome to fifteenth installment of my You Should Know Series. It’s where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs I believe the rest of the world should follow. You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash The blog name comes from the Hawaiian word Mahalo which means thank you; and [...]

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The Urban Scientist

One Week left to apply for Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program

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Undergraduate College Students interested in Environmental Science Careers should apply this mentoring program to attend the annual science conference of Society of Wetland Scientists. Attending professional science conferences is an important part of your academic training as a scientist. Conferences are essential networking opportunities for scholars and they also provide a platform to demonstrate your [...]

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The Urban Scientist

How it feels to be #BlackandSTEM and a Woman

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I was sitting on this post for a while now. I said I would publish it this week, but I already felt procrastination kicking in. It was going to get pushed into next week or later. Then I got a tweet announcing today’s (October 30, 2014) #BlackandSTEM chat topic: Being #BLACKandSTEM and woman. So, here’s [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: #madwriting all the live long day

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This is pretty much ALL I’ve been doing day in and day out for several weeks now. Writing, Editing, Revising, Reading references, Re-reading references, Writing some more, etc. I’m focusing on the first manuscript from the Pouched Rat research I’ve been doing the last 2.x years. I’ve hammered out an Intro, Methods, and Results I [...]

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The Urban Scientist

What you really need to know: How to negotiate start up packages

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What you don’t know could hurt your career out of the gate. As a senior graduate student and post-doc you hear people tell you how important it is to get enough start up funds. Negotiating this part of your offer is as essential as your salary and teaching load. However, no one provides details into [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Addressing the science assault problem requires hearing ALL calls for help…& responding

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On Friday, I saw people responding to reading a New York Times Op-Ed piece (published September 18, 2014) about the Sexual Assault Problem in Science.  In late July several major news outlets reported on this problem, too.  Women in the Sciences Report Harassment and Assault (July 24, 2014) is the most ground-breaking and important research [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: Dr Robin G Nelson

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Welcome to the tenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing … Dr. Robin G. Nelson Dr. Nelson is a Biological Anthropologist whose research explores family dynamics and how they may impact the health of individuals and communities. She [...]

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